From September 9th – October 21st, 2019 Schuyler toured the USA on his first non-stop speaking tour.
The “Give Back” Graduation Tour included 43 Events, 26 cities, 18 states – in 39 days!!
Thanks to everyone who helped organize and attend.
The impetus for the tour came as Schuyler graduated and planned for his subsequent employment at Bright Jones, LLC in Seattle. While Brighton Jones had agreed to allow him to continue to speak, he realized his work schedule would limit the number of talks. The thought arose that he had a unique opportunity to do a fall tour – if Brighton Jones would allow a late October start date. They agreed and tour planning began.
By the end of his senior year at Harvard, Schuyler delivered over 100 speeches – all driven by invitations and primarily at places who had the means to arrange a visit. Schuyler wanted the “Give-back” tour to reach places who might not have the resources or exposure. He targeted “red-states,” non-profits, and reached out to hundreds of organizations around the country. The resulting six-week tour includes 43 events in 26 cities and 18 states. Over 60% of the events are in “red-states” with many organizers paying no more than a $100 commitment fee. The Tour will reach over 6000 attendees. This adds to the nearly 25,000 attendees Schuyler has spoken to in prior speaking appearances.
At nearly every event Schuyler is touched by individual(s) who thank him for his example and for giving them the courage and example to be themselves. Conversely, he has also had many participants who fumbled over language and concepts because of their unfamiliarity and who thanked him for opening them up and giving them a new perspective.
Primary purpose of tour
Visit schools/organizations that would not otherwise have the exposure or resources to request a visit.
Any group that could raise at least a $100 “show of commitment” was guaranteed a visit.
About ¼ of the hosts paid the minimum.
About ¼ of the hosts acted as city “sponsors,” fully covering travel costs to enable other events.
43 Events, 18 States, 26 Cities, 6 weeks.
2016 “Red” States (10): Kansas, Missouri, North Carolina, Indiana, Ohio, Oregon, Maine, Pennsylvania, Florida, Wisconsin
2016 “Blue” States (8): Virginia, Illinois, New York, Massachusetts, Rhode Island, Nevada, District of Columbia, California
Over 6000 attendees from kindergarten students through senior citizens.
Press Highlights from the tour
2019-09-13 Wichita State – Interview with Aliyah (college student)
Tour events (Note: there are multiple events at many locations on some dates)
|03-Sep-19||Chula Vista||CA||Hilltop High School GSA||No|
|10-Sep-19||Manhattan||KS||Kansas State University||Public|
|11-Sep-19||Lawrence||KS||University of Kansas||Public|
|12-Sep-19||Wichita||KS||Wichita State University||Public|
|18-Sep-19||Washington||DC||Apple Carnegie Library||Public|
|20-Sep-19||Normal||IL||Illinois State University||Public|
|23-Sep-19||Lakewood||OH||Albert Einstein Academy||No|
|23-Sep-19||Milwaukee||WI||UWISC – Milwaukee||Public|
|24-Sep-19||Aurora||IL||Metea Valley High School||Public|
|24-Sep-19||Des Plaines||IL||Oakton Community College||Public|
|26-Sep-19||Pittsburgh||PA||Brashear HS – Pittsburgh District HS||No|
|27-Sep-19||Pittsburgh||PA||TransPride Pittsburgh Prof||No|
|27-Sep-19||Pittsburgh||PA||Falk Laboratory School||No|
|02-Oct-19||Las Vegas||NV||College of Southern Nevada||Public|
|03-Oct-19||San Francisco||CA||Brandeis School of SFO||Public|
|07-Oct-19||Biddeford||ME||University of New England||Public|
|10-Oct-19||New York||NY||The Calhoun School||No|
|10-Oct-19||Jamaica||NY||St John’s University||Public|
|11-Oct-19||Gainesville||FL||University Of Florida||Public|
|15-Oct-19||St. Louis||MO||Maryville University||Public|
|17-Oct-19||NYC||NY||Grace Church School||Public|